A bit disappointed I saw the PA and not the surgeon being how this is only the 2nd appointment since I had surgery.
But they did x-rays and she said I was fusing very good, could easily see it on the x-ray and that in 6 weeks I should be off ALL restrictions (3 month mark).
I am also done with physical therapy now, the PA said I can go if I want to but it is up to me, as she put it the way I am now she doesnt forsee any more significant benefit from it.
Right now I have to come to some decisions:
She said I can return to work on lite duty:
No lifting more then 10-15 pounds
No pushing/pulling etc.
Being a floor nurse that will not work for me. But I could go back on a desk job but at the risk of getting STUCK with that job and not being able to go back to the floor as a nurse.
I am going to go talk to my Chief nursing officer Monday and see what I should do.
I may just stay out of work for the next 6 weeks and then go back but thats only if they will let me keep my job, as then I could return with no restrictions. I have been out since January 5th.
Just can't decide to take it easy another 6 weeks or return to work, shes left it up to me.